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want nothing but the best for him. you know, and i was proud of jason because you don't want anybody to have to hide their identity. >> right. and you look at the way it's played out. seemingly to me, that the majority of the people who are against gay marriage always site some type of religion. >> yeah. >> whether it's christianity? >> yeah. >> islam, what-have-you. you have come out against religion in terms of at least how people claim to be christian at some time only when it's convenient for what they are arguing. >> you know, it's like being from the south, being baptist >> they talk about don't judge other people. but they judge everybody. it really frustrates me. like,ton to be honest with you, he is one of those bible thumpers. i don't know where i am on religion. i believe there is a supreme being who has given me special things in my life. but i think he would be like inclusive in and all right with everybody if he is this supposedly -- like i say, i don't know. i don't get in if it's a he or a she, if she is black or white or whatever. i think if there is a supreme being,
don't play by established rules. and if i extrapolate the lesson from your book, they have the upper hand. >> at least they have much more -- they need to be taken far more seriously as foes than is readily apparent. say when two very different parties battle you can't make assumptions. each have their own certain advantages, motivation, persistence, anger, which the smaller weaker party carries around with them are every bit the equal of physical women's. we can't be -- physical weapons, we can't be dismissive that the viet cong were outraged that the americans were in their country. that mattered a lot. that was the difference in that battle. that mattered more than the millions of tobs of bombs. -- tons of bombs. >> how does the average american read this book? i'm poor or of ethnic variety or otherwise disadvantaged but according to this if i change the rules of the game i can win? >> yes, i guess the lesson of the original david and goliath story, david refused to be passive. he didn't have armor, no ability with a sword. but instead of accepting his defeat, he said oh, i'm goin
for centuries as the lifeblood of the country's timber business. >> if you use elephants, you don't need wider roads, or a car, or a heavy duty machine. >> with their immense strength, these elephants can haul logs with minimal damage to the forest. they have survived wars, and decades of dictatorship. but now, the future of myanmar's timber elephants, and their handlers, is at risk. >> in order to make money, we have to fire some employees. since logging extraction is reduced, they will be fired. >> with the myanmar government drastically reducing timber extraction by 2014, livelihoods are on the line. >> yes, we are suffering because we have been working in this industry for a long time. >> after decades of lost opportunities, today myanmar is racing to catch up. some of the changes sweeping through the country are wrenching, - and will reach far corners. >> i'm nirmal ghosh, on this edition of 101 east, we gain rare access to remote elephant logging camps and ask, "is this is the end of myanmar's timber elephants?" >> for centuries, myanmar's tropical hardwood has been in demand across the
in the streets every day i'll say no i do not and probably you don't either. but sitting in washington, what is better from our point of view and what is better for the stability of the region, a country of 80 million people being thrown into total anarchy, turmoil, various manifestations of a chaotic civil war and are effervescence, or control stability and evolution towards democracy. look at turkey for example. turkey is a democracy. maybe not a perfect one but it certainly is a democracy. it has a number of mill friday coups and what kind of coups? coups that were taken by the military to prevent the destruction of a democratic evolution, and a european type modernization in turkey after which the military stepped aside within two or three or four years. they did it about three or four times. but in each time there was a further stabilization of the process. if i have to choose between that, and endless chaos, in egypt, 80 million people, i prefer the turkish model. >> but now you've got two former presidents on trial. some would call that as a seismic event in egypt. how does egypt get
, and so we don't really have a middle man. we go to the farmer and i want to pay him the real price of food. >> is it possible to replicate that? >> i think it really is. when you cut out the middle man who is taking that cut, because the farm are needs to be paid enough so that he can send his children or her children to school, and to college. it's really hard when someone is asking that farmer to give a wholesale price and to really compete with cheap food that is being produced by sort of the fast food system. in countries around the world, people spend more money on food because they know how precious it is. >> it sounds like you're a pretty big critic of industrial food and industrial farming. >> i am. i am, because they are interested in selling this food, not necessarily because of its -- you know, that it's good for one and selling food that's produced in a way that is destroying the land. so i want to support the people who are taking care of the land. >> what about the argument that industrial farming, and industrial food makes food less expensive and therefore more peopl
issues like don't ask, don't tell - in washington, as well as in sacramento, the california state capital. >> you have lived an amazing life. a big part of that is star trek. >> when we come back we'll speak more to george take. >> about that - after this. >>> welcome back to "talk to al jazeera." we are talking to george takei, and i want to get into "star trek" a bit. jean rotenbury, the producer - i believe you said he wanted a multicultural cast. how did it happen, and how did you get there? >> gene wanted to use "star trek" as a metaphor about so many things about our times then and today. she said the starship "enterprise" was a metaphor for starship earth, and it was about coming together, working as a team. we were all contributing our unique vantage point or history or talent to the workings of that team to meet the common college that we have. so he - it was very intentional to cast the way he did. the captain was a north american, played by a canadian. the european representation was by scotty, scotland, played by an irish canadian - another canned aidan, and -- canadian, who e
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meal, you just don't have time, what do you do? >> i love this question. i really love this question, because i can cook a meal in five minutes if i have shopped properly and that's the truth, so when you have tasty ingredients that you bought from the warmers market and you have things in your pantry that are good, then it takes no time to cook them. i have greens from my garden and i have maybe a chicken breast, and i saute that, and make a little vinaigrette for a salad, three minutes for that, i put the greens in the bowl, i'm washing them while i'm cooking the chicken. then maybe i boiled a little potato, maybe have some brown rice. >> this has already taken 25 minutes. you can saute a chicken in less than 10 minutes. you can. i'm not sure i can. >> 10 minutes, if you boned off the breast, you're talking about six minutes. >> what's the one item that everybody should have in their pantry, just on stand by no. >> for me, i like olive oil and vinegar there. i need garlic. absolutely garlic. but i know that i can make something tasty if i have all three of those things. i can take
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